Welcome! Mosaic worships Sunday mornings at 11 am - see the sidebar for more information, and come at 10:30 if you want breakfast.
God’s mission for us is two-fold: to be in focused and fearless ministry with young people experiencing homelessness and other crises in our community, and to form a worshiping congregation that is wide open to anyone who feels called to do this work. You might see us buying you tea or coffee at a local coffee shop, handing out candy and magnets at a parade, running in local 5ks, hosting an area meeting on human trafficking, or most consistently, stocking and caring for the no-hassles youth food shelf we help manage with our partners. Click around for details on our values and our vision and learn what we’re about!
We Are Inclusive
We believe the good news about Jesus is that all are welcome at God's table, and no one has the right to turn anyone else away, for any reason whatsoever. We are oriented around loving God and our neighbor, and loving our neighbor means that whatever your lifestyle, your language, your lacks, your likes, or your loves, we have a chair ready for you. And we'll keep it ready.
We Embrace Culture
From day one, we made working across cultures a priority for our community – the northwest metro of the Twin Cities is blessed to have residents from all over the world, so we bless that diversity, we welcome it, and do our best to live in the tension that comes from intentional community crossing cultural barriers. We recognize that “culture” refers to more than country of origin, as well: our age, our family, our school experience, our gender, and our living arrangements, and our language all contribute to our self-understanding and how we understand the world. We trust that God is at work in all cultures, and we trust that there are those things we need to learn from each other.
We Embrace Children
In a community as wide-ranging as the northwest metro, one of the few things most of us share in common is a strong emphasis on providing all our children with the opportunity to succeeed in life. More than that, we want our children to embrace life lived in God's abundance. So we are intentional about being in communication and partnership with our local schools, we sponsor story time at our local farmers' market during the summer months (4:00pm on Thursdays at Brooklyn Blvd and Noble Ave), and withing our first 2 months of forming this community, we hosted a Vacation Bible School in Central Park in Brooklyn Park. We provide childcare for events and meetings whenever possible.
We Engage With Our Community
We believe that Jesus walks the streets of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Osseo, Crystal, and New Hope – as a new faith community, we believe following Jesus means following Jesus into the streets of these communities to do real ministry with real people. As such, we are intentional about forming community partnerships with other organizations, churches, and the cities themselves to serve the community around us. To date, we have worked alongside the ecumenical and non-profit organizations in the Brooklyn Center/Park area to address the growing epidemic of families adn youth without stable shelter, co-sponsoring the Minnesota Interfaith Open Forum, and partneroing with Point Northwest (a street-outreach program of the YMCA), CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Program) and Brooklyn United Methodist Church to temporarily house a no-barriers youth food shelf until the new facility is built.
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